HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 7/11/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – July 11, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

A typical scene in Hoboken. Minor parking offense (not having the permit, or going over the limit). We’ve already hammered the point that this does NOT help free up parking for the residents “who deserve it,” it only fills city coffers and makes visitors resent the city (thus hurting small businesses).

The parking director recently said that the booting would be curtailed. But that apparently isn’t the case. Collecting that revenue from these draconian “violations” must be more addictive than heroin.

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About Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day
The HPU Hypocrisy of the Day is a photo feature on Hoboken411.com.

Created out of need – this section features the blatant hypocrisy in the Hoboken city government. Get this – Parking “laws” were created under the guise that it is either for “safety of residents, drivers and pedestrians,” or to “make parking more fair for law abiding citizens.”

The city, however – VIOLATES those very same laws. The bottom line is THEY DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT SAFETY. They just want your MONEY.

You frustrated with the hypocrisy? Caught them on film? Simply email Hoboken411@gmail.com with your photo, location and sorry story!

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Cutting yourself a bigger slice of the cake rather than making the cake bigger. Trying to make more money without producing more for customers. Classic examples of rent-seeking, a phrase coined by an economist, Gordon Tullock, include:
* a protection racket, in which the gang takes a cut from the shopkeeper’s PROFIT;
* a CARTEL of FIRMS agreeing to raise PRICES;
* a UNION demanding higher WAGES without offering any increase in PRODUCTIVITY;
* lobbying the GOVERNMENT for tax, spending or regulatory policies that benefit the lobbyists at the expense of taxpayers or consumers or some other rivals.

Whether legal or illegal, as they do not create any value, rent-seeking activities can impose large costs on an economy